Monthly Archives: June 2012

labyrinth – 6/23/12

Ah, being afraid at work, that I’ll lose my job, that I can’t do what I’m asked to do, that I don’t measure up, that no one is listening, etc … seems more prevalent in harder times, when more people are scrambling to stay afloat, to stay on top. I finally gave up, and admitted I to my harshest critic (myself) that I couldn’t do what I was doing. And thus shrugged off the fear that I was shackled by. Continue reading

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faith is easy – 6/15/12

When I crash, and my confidence disappears, I suddenly believe that I can do nothing of value, and somehow even, that I’ve never done anything of value. Why such falls? Why even entertain such clearly false conversation with myself? But when I keep walking, in spite of the voice, the fog does clear and things come back together again. For me these restarts are often useful resets of my ingrown assumptions about how the world works. Continue reading

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full grown – 6/8/12

Sometimes I catch myself trying to explain, in great detail, things meant to be lived and experienced, rather than explained. While explanations can be helpful, it is in the living out where the true life comes. So I remove all the explaining words and am left with … Continue reading

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godzilla power – 6/1/12

the hardest thing for strong athletic men to let go of, is their strength.
And yet, it is the main thing that gets in the way, of learning to row.
Sometimes we are so afraid of being weak that our pre-occupation with being strong, obscures our vision of the way forward. Yet even then, if we watch and listen, there are moments, we get glimpses of what appears to be a natural rhythm, when the task becomes easy. Ah, for more of these elusive moments. Continue reading

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